Tia to sing at centre

Tia McGraff and husband Tommy.
Tia McGraff and husband Tommy.

An international touring folk artist is heading to North Shields for an intimate performance.

Canadian Tia McGraff has been likened to Canada’s female Gordon Lightfoot, and has been described as having “‘a voice stolen from angels’.

Tia will play the Old Low Light Heritage Centre on North Shields Fish Quay on Thursday, May 12, at 7pm, sharing the stage with husband and musical partner, Tommy Parham.

A limited amount of tickets at £10 are available from the Old Low Light 0191 257 4506 or email admin@oldlowlight.co.uk

Centre manager Pearl Saddingham is looking forward to opening up the Old Low Light as a venue for her Canadian guest.

She said: “This venue is very intimate and will be the ideal place for her acoustic music.

“The audience will really be able to engage with her and it’s great to have such a prestigious artist perform at the Old Low Lights.

“Tia has released seven CDs, five music videos on CMT has had top 30 chart singles and received a number of awards. She’s really carved a permanent place in today’s Americana music scene and we are delighted to bring her here to the north east.”